Retail businesses for sale

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Busy Deli Bakery in Market Drayton, Shropshire for Sale

SUPERB DELI/BAKERY, SHROPSHIRE Occupying a prime central location within Market Drayton a busy Shropshire market town, this extremely well equipped deli/bakery is synonymous with quality produce. Purveying hot snacks, sandwiches, deli...

Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, England

For sale under: Bakeries, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £49,000
Famous Old Sweet Shop in Chester for Sale.

FAMOUS "OLD SWEET SHOP" - CHESTER. Situated opposite the Cathedral, The Old Sweetshop is much revered, held in high esteem by locals and tourists, with excellent trade amongst all generations of customers, the business is now for sale as a...

Location: Chester, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Confectioners, Sweet Shops, Chocolate Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £39,950
Torrington Lock Up Shop

This is a Grade II listed mid terraced commercial property and we are instructed by the landlord to offer a ground floor shop of approximately 220 sq ft plus rear staff cloakroom. The premises are ideal for a variety of trades or even...

Location: Torrington, Devon, England

For sale under: Retail Space, Other Commercial Property

  • L/H Price
  • £4,500
Featured business NEW
Supermarket / Convenience store , Green grocer

SPACIOUS SHOP to let 4500sq ft Very well established Supermarket/convenience store to let Gross sales average £3,500 per day .The premise comprises ground floor shop with very big 4,500sq.ft fully fitted and equipped shop The property is lease able as per requirements with a rent of £29,600 per annum(negotiable). opening hour 8.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Sunday. The business is located in the evington area of...

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Greengrocers, Off Licences, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
Famous Cook Shop, Beaumaris, Anglesey for Sale

Occupying a prime trading location within one of North Wales most prestigious and much revered busy seaside towns, The Cook Shop is synonymous with providing kitchenware, crockery, glassware, textiles, superb ready meals, fine wines, spirits...

Location: Isle Of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales

For sale under: Gift Shops, Glass/China Shops, Other Retail businesses, Dry Cleaners, Catering equipment & restaurant supply shops

  • L/H Price
  • £145,000
Business Sandwich Bar in Affluent Cheshire Village for Sale

Occupying a prime trading location within this affluent Cheshire village, The Pantry is a busy sandwich bar and buffet business operating from high visibility premises which are fully equipped and ready to trade. The Business has been...

Location: Tarporley, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £19,000
  • Price Reduced
Water Gardens, Fishery & Restaurant, North Wales - Freehold for Sale

We are delighted to be able to offer to the market an extremely attractive, profitable and versatile business which is located in the lower hills of Snowdonia National Park. The property consists of a very popular scenic coarse fishery...

Location: Conwy, Clwyd, Wales

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Restaurants, Fishing Lakes

  • F/H Price
  • Price on Application
Cafe & Deli - Chorlton Cum Hardy

• Taking £1,400 per week • 10% deliveries • Excellent location close to town centre • Within residential area • Huge scope for longer opening hours • Seating for approx 18 plus al fresco seating for 16 • Regular levels of passing trade •...

Location: Chorlton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £22,500
Hair Salon/Nail Bar - Fallowfield

• Taking £1,500 per week plus rental of nail chair at £150 per week and tattoo chair £135 per week • Superb location in middle of parade • Surrounded by bars, other shops, student accommodation and a large residential area • 3 hair stations,...

Location: Fallowfield, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £33,000
Established Unique Engravers, Key Cutting & Giftware Business for Sale,...

Having been established over 40 years within Chester's thriving Market Hall, this is a unique business specialising in engraving, key cutting, sharpening, affiliated hardware and giftware including watches, trophies and signage etc. The...

Location: Chester, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Gift Shops, Engraving Service businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £49,950
Established Much Revered Home, DIY & Garden Business for Sale, Elton Nr Chester.

Having been established since 1976, this much revered business is now for sale due to the owner's wish to retire. Situated in a busy precinct location, the business supplies all things home and garden from hardware, electrical, plumbing and...

Location: Elton, Cheshire, England

For sale under: DIY and Hardware Stores, General Stores, Household Goods Shops, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £10,000
Established Profitable Convenience Store, Chester for Sale

Having been established a great many years, this extremely popular and very profitable convenience store occupies a prominent location within a well populated district enjoying good socio-economic groupings. Essentially the Business...

Location: Chester, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £79,000


Location: Essex, England

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other), Catering premises

  • L/H Price
  • £19,995
Computer Repair Business Northamptonshire £ 60,000.00 Leasehold

Computer repair Business located in North Northamptonshire, trading from High Street location with attractive, double fronted premises. Business has built up an excellent reputation for the quality of its work. The Husband and wife team...

Location: Northamptonshire, England

For sale under: Computers/electronics manufacturing companies, Computer shops, Computer Repair

  • L/H Price
  • £60,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £90,000
Established Convenience Store

Central Businesses Sales are delighted to offer to the market this well established and very popular local licensed convenience store. The businesses has been trading in the same location for over 25 years. The licensed shop has a great...

Location: Edinburgh City, Scotland

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £37,000
Licenced Large Convenience Store

Central Business Sales is delighted to offer to the market a fully refurbished purpose built convenience store, which includes a hot food takeaway with full class 3 hot food consent. The business has built up an excellent reputation, with...

Location: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland

For sale under: Takeaways (Other), Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £69,500
Very well Established Cycle Parts and Accessories Wholesaler Company

: A very well established wholesale business that supplies retail outlets with bicycle spare parts and accessories. The business has healthy client base of approx. 100 customers and operates a delivery service for business in the area and a...

Location: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

For sale under: Cycle Shops, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Transport and distribution businesses, Mail Order Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £526,000
Relocatable Sign Lettering Business on-line shop

A very-well established web based self-adhesive Vinyl Sign Lettering business that offers on-line design, lettering and cutting signage service .The bespoke website attracts clients from the UK and overseas. The website has on-line ordering...

Location: Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Sign Makers, Online Retailers

  • Asking price
  • £19,750
Well established barber shop for sale

Well established barber shop for sale ,In busy part of town , four barber stations ,two wash basins,big staff room,kitchen and own parking round back of shop.

Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Health Spas, Barber Shops, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £22,500
Featured business NEW
Fantastic Greengrocers, Extremely Busy, Superbly Fit throughout, Rare...

A Large Double fronted Shop Situated on Bank Street which is the Main Cobbled street of Rawtenstall in the Rossendale Valley, in arguably the best position on the street, close to a busy Traditional Butchers and Bakeries including Greggs, this greengrocers is a rare opportunity for someone looking for a busy, highly profitable business. It is only offered for sale by the current owners of 20 years because of health...

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Fruit & Veg shops, Greengrocers

  • L/H Price
  • £125,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £320,000

Advice on buying a shop


Whether you’re selling confectionery, curtains or cars, there are thousands of retail businesses for sale to choose from on Daltons Business. Before you purchase a retail business, it’s important that you ask some fundamental questions about the kind of business you want to run, and then try to buy a shop that matches these ambitions. 

First off, are you sure you need a permanent high street presence? Some of the more unusual options include…

  • Online Retail: Nowadays, many online retailers operate from a spare room in their homes, gradually renting more space as and when the business merits the expansion. If you buy a home-based online retailer with a relatively small turnover, you need to think carefully about whether you have the necessary skills to take the business to the next level to justify the cost of office and warehousing space in future.
  • Pop-Up Retail: Another less traditional option is the ‘pop up shop’, where a physical premises is set up on a temporary basis to sell a short run of products, or to cover a seasonal trading period. One example of this is a Christmas gift or calendar shop, which might open its doors in the autumn, then close again once the New Year has begun. 
  • Mobile retail: Lots of mobile retail options are also available, mostly in the food retail sector. You can view a full list of mobile businesses for sale here.

If you do want to buy a retail business that includes physical premises, you need to consider the specific benefits of the location you’re looking at. The premises’ position on the high street (or its shop frontage) will have an impact on how many people are aware of your shop. The number of people walking past your shop (i.e. the ‘footfall’ of the premises) is another important factor in determining the level of trade that premises will command. The area itself may have a reputation for a certain kind of shopping experience, and you need to consider this as well. Is it easy to park close by? Are there a lot of upmarket boutique-type shops in the area or does the street have a grocery focus? 

High footfall and superb shop frontage isn’t always available, but it’s also not always a vital requirement when buying a shop – it depends on the kind of retail business you hope to run. Home and garden centres on the outskirts of busy towns can do well if the parking is good, and some bookshops and luxury goods shops, if they stock a unique range of goods, can do well on exclusive side streets. The advantage of buying a shop as a going concern is that the current owner has already proved that the location is suitable for the kind of retail you hope to carry out.

For further information, try our guide on how to buy a retail business.